Haslam’s New Three Rs: ‘Rigor, Relevance & Relationship’

From a Blount Today story on Gov. Bill Haslam attending a fundraising dinner for the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.
Guests enjoyed a farm-to-table dinner with live music, story telling, a live auction and remarks from Gov. Haslam, Bill Cobble and Ed Pershing, Tremont’s board chair. The goal was to raise $100,000.
Haslam’s remarks centered on the importance of Tremont as it relates to children’s education.
Haslam said the three R’s in education used to be reading, writing and arithmetic, but they have since been replaced by “Rigor, Relevance and Relationship.”
The governor said the Haslam children had the opportunity to take advantage of the programs at Tremont and came away with a greater appreciation for the national park.
“For kids, they get one of the best field trips you could ever have,” he said.

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